John Ryan

Contact Information

jjryan@vcu.edu

Office

LFSCB 318

(804)828-0712


Lab

LFSCB 320

(804)827-7401


John Ryan

Professor, Associate Vice President for Research Development

Research Interests

Regulating mast cell functions in asthma, autoimmune disease, and cancer

Background

John Ryan received his Ph.D. from VCU in 1992 and now is a molecular immunologist with interests in signal transduction events that control mast cell development and function. Mast cells are best known as the causative agents of allergic disease and asthma – but they do so much more. The Ryan lab is unraveling how these inflammatory cells contribute to asthma, autoimmunity, and cancer. We are focused on homeostasis in the mast cell response, driven by cytokine-mediated signaling.